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Gunn was fired as director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' in July over the re-emergence of controversial old tweets.
The Guardians of the Galaxy lead star Chris Pratt has broken his silence following the dismissal of director of the movie series, James Gunn, by Disney over controversial old tweets, saying it is “not an easy time” for the cast and crew.
The 39 year old actor, who has helped Guardians of the Galaxy become one of Marvel and Disney Studios’ most successful creations of recent years, spoke to the Associated Press in a video interview this week, over a month after Gunn was fired as director after old tweets re-emerged of off-colour jokes about sexual assault and paedophilia.
“We all love James and he’s a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy,” Pratt said. “It’s a complicated situation for everybody.”
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Breaks Silence On James Gunn Firing: "It's Not An Easy Time"
Gunn was dismissed last month by Disney, but since then a petition has been launched for his reinstatement, with the cast also voicing their support.
Despite a petition to get him re-hired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and the overwhelming support of the cast, it seems as though Disney’s decision to fire him over controversial old tweets won’t be reversed.
According to a report by Variety on Wednesday night (August 1st), the studio is unlikely to change its mind over the decision made last month to dismiss Gunn from the Marvel three-quel.
This comes as Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, has come under pressure to reconsider its stance, after a public petition was launched to re-instate Gunn last week. A few days later, the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 pledged its “full support” to the director, with lead star Chris Pratt going even further and calling directly for Gunn’s reinstatement.
She says the same people supporting Gunn have been "blacklisting" her since her series 'Roseanne' was cancelled.
Roseanne Barr has expressed incredulity and disgust at the support that director James Gunn has received since he was dropped by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, saying that the same people who have expressed support for him have been “blacklisting” her.
Barr was fired by ABC a couple of months back and the revival of her comedy series ‘Roseanne’ cancelled, after she made a racist comment on Twitter about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.
Gunn last week was removed as the director of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie by Disney (who also own ABC) after a series of jokes about rape and paedophilia he had tweeted between 2008 and 2012 emerged.
Continue reading: Roseanne Barr Calls Out People Supporting James Gunn Over Old Tweets
'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor Sean Gunn has defended his filmmaker brother James Gunn following his firing from Disney.
Following 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor Dave Bautista's stepping out to defend James Gunn on social media, following the director being fired by Disney from the 'Guardians' franchise effective immediately, has come another more detailed response from Gunn's brother Sean Gunn - also an actor on 'Guardians'.
Sean Gunn has addressed his brother's firing from Disney on Twitter
Obviously speaking out in defence of his sibling, Sean put into a series of tweets exactly how he has seen his brother change throughout the years, and especially so since working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that have changed both their lives forever.
Continue reading: James Gunn's Brother Sean Gunn Defends Filmmaker Following Firing
The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director reacted with incredulity to Trump's medical results, and offered to pay $100k to charity if the president revealed his true weight.
In the aftermath of the revelation of Donald Trump’s recent medical results that have gotten many people’s eyebrows raised in surprise, film director James Gunn has offered to donate $100,000 to charity if the president reveals his weight on an “accurate scale”.
Earlier this week, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a Navy rear admiral and a White House physician, announced the results of President Trump’s first medical while in office and concluded that the 71 year old is in excellent physical and mental health, revealing his weight to be 239 pounds and his height to be 6-foot-3.
Perhaps this was a little too good to be true for the sceptics, one of whom was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who posted on Twitter that those stats make Trump virtually the exact same height and weight as pro baseball player Albert Pujols.
Continue reading: Director James Gunn Challenges Trump To Reveal "Accurate" Weight
The filmmaker thinks Foster looks at film "in an old-fashioned way".
The future of Hollywood isn't something anybody can predict, but Jodie Foster took a good guess at what it will look like if huge budget superhero movies continue to be the norm and the biggest money makers in the industry. Comparing their constant releases to the real-life issue of fracking, she said we'd get a good return now, but that in time we would "wreck the Earth".
James Gunn doesn't agree with all that Jodie Foster has said
Saying that she didn't want to make "$200 million movies about superheroes," she failed to single out any particular studios, directors or the like, but made it clear that she's not a fan of the current genre that holds such a firm grip over the world of cinema.
Continue reading: James Gunn Reacts To Jodie Foster's Superhero Blockbuster Criticisms
The filmmaker has been forced to mute a lot of fans on social media.
When it comes to the long-standing feud between Marvel and DC fans, it's something that's exhausting not only for the people involved, but everybody who doesn't want to get involved but is forced to witness the ongoing rivalry. Whilst the majority of fans from each property will enjoy what they enjoy and not try to force their opinions on those who may enjoy something else entirely, there are a lofty minority who will do just that, unapologetically.
James Gunn is fed up of watching fans fight
Over the years, a number of big names have come out and asked for the arguing to stop, especially when it comes to online attacks from one fan base to another. The biggest catalyst for the feud now seems to be the Hollywood releases from each company, such as those taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and those that fill up the DC Extended Universe.
Continue reading: James Gunn Wants Marvel And DC Fans To Stop Fighting
The filmmaker has some strong words to say about the original Groot introduced in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
Though many believed Baby Groot to be the same character as the older Groot we saw in the first 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film, that apparently isn't the case. According to filmmaker James Gunn, the original Groot is dead and Baby Groot is an entirely new being.
Rocket and Baby Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
Back in the first Volume of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', fans were shocked to see Marvel's decision to kill off Groot, as the character sacrificed himself to save his new friends. Fortunately, Baby Groot was born out of the remnants of Groot's body, so many believed the character was going to live on after all.
Continue reading: James Gunn Says "Groot Is Dead" In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
Bradley Cooper opens up about the humanity of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year as fans gear up to learn how the relationship between this rag-tag team of angsty super-heroes has developed since the original 2014 movie. Star Bradley Cooper opens up about the 'kitchen sink drama' aspect of the series.
Bradley Cooper voices Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Following the massive success of the first film, it seems that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is one segment of the Marvel franchise that even those who aren't ordinarily fans of the universe can enjoy. It's not just about showing off incredible powers and saving the galaxy, it's about the everyday struggles of love, friendship and prejudice that the characters face in between adventures.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper: James Gunn Has His 'Finger On The Pulse Of Humanity'
The director refuses to get angry with those who spoil movies for others.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is for many one of this year's most highly-anticipated movie releases. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, high expectations are of course surrounding the flick, though if recent reviews are anything to go by, viewers are in for a lot of fun when they hit the movie theatres.
Chris Pratt is Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
For many however, much of the story has already been ruined before they've even had chance to shell out for a ticket. In today's world, spoilers seem to come thick and fast whenever a movie such as 'GOTG2' takes up so much of the spotlight, with people online almost getting a kick out of ruining a film for those who haven't yet seen it.
Continue reading: James Gunn Slams Those Who Spoil 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'
James Gunn seen at the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' new movie 'Doctor Strange' held at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 21st October 2016
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